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in the connecticut town racked by tragedy return to school, as two more little victims of the sandy hook shooting are laid to rest. >>> guns and money, from walmart to wall street. why this tragedy is different for the big gun business from sellers to investors. >>> and dangerous video games. while a stunned town mourns, shooting spree video games like "call of duty" and "halo 4" are topping christmas lists across the country. we ask if these virtual rampages have any connection to real life tragedies. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two m
edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two more 6-year-olds were buried today while buses rolled and grown-ups grappled with how to get on with life and protect the survivors from even more nightmares. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: the hugs were a little tighter today as parents in newtown gently guided their kids back to school, back to their daily routines, surrounded by sadness and a stepped up police presence. >> getting them back to a routine is the best thing, i think. >> reporter: but the jittery town suffered a fresh scare as a threat shut down yet another newtown elementary school. >> better safe than sorry. >> reporter: but for karen dreyer's son
for a teacher killed in the shooting is today not far from the sandy hook school. >> vicki soto died while protecting her students from gunman adam lanza. abc's t.j. winick is live with more on this. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. authorities cannot say for certain whether sandy hook elementary will ever reopen. at a wake for sandy hook teacher victoria soto, hundreds stood in a line that wrapped around a funeral home in nearby stratford. >> vicki was the ringleader of the family, vibrant, full of life. >> reporter: it was a somber day for many parents here in connecticut, who sent their students back to school for the first time since friday. sandy hook elementary remains closed. >> i'll always be worried, but now it's very bad. >> reporter: at st. rosa lima catholic church, back-to-back funerals, as the service ends for 6-year-old james mattioli, the small white casket is placed back in the hearse. several minutes later, another tiny white casket, this one for jessica rekos, is carried inside the church. two other young shooting victims, charlotte bacon and
two sandy: hurricane sandy and sandy hook elementary school. time magazine called this the massacre of innocence and that is a term from the bible, 2,000 years ago the first christmas where king herrod killed all the babies under two, there are long term babies we have do feel with, four i know of, to stop this violence. first we have to deal with the short-term factors and that is the grief of the people who have lost them. our hearts go out to them. the deeper the grief, the fewer words are needed. a lot of people are looking for wisdom or the right word and they say, what do you say? there is nothing to say. you just need to be there and show up. when people grieve they don't need a lecture and they don't need a explanation because that does not comfort us. what comforts us is the presence of others, the presence of god. the first thing we have to do is learn how to release our grief. we need to do that now. >>neil: i am not saying evil is winning, but it is getting an upper hand. >>guest: evil is real. people want to ignore it until this shows up and we want to public god to the
the country from sandy hook and shaking up national debate on gun control that was intractable until now. nra is breaking its silence. 4 days after the connecticut school shooting. in a statement the group says the members were quote shocked, sad and heart broken by the news. the group also pledged to quote help make sure this never happens again. more coming apparently from the nra. >>> plus body blow to the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union represen
happened across the country, this is so much more frightening for people there. the sandy hook school shootings touched everyone but it's staken four days for national rifle association to break it's silence. >> issuing a statement today saying it's members are shocked, saddened and heart broken and promising to quote help make sure this never happens again. >> classes he resume today foremost of the children in newtown. a school in nearly bimonroe, connecticut being prepared for students of sandy hook elementary school when they return to class. >> abc 7 news is live again for us in sandy hook tonight. another day of mourning there? yes. very much so. here in connecticut, while folk as cross the country are get rgd to celebrate the christmas holiday shopping, wrapping gifts, get rgd to spend time with family and friends, this community, sandy hook newtown and surrounding towns still m a deep state of mourning. >> it's a community still anxious, children return to school in newtown, connecticut. classes back in session today at all schools except sandy hook. 20 children and six staff
elementary school forced it into lockdown before students even arrived. the sight of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school remained closed. moving vans carrying furniture and equipment left under a police escort, headed for the school's new building in neighboring monroe. at newtown's catholic church, two funerals today. james mattioli, the first grader who loved to sing loudly, a mini version of his dad. his favorite classes were math and recess. 6-year-old jessica rekos loved learning about orcas, writing and being a big sister to her brothers travis and shane. on this day of funerals we heard how gene rosen's antique house was a refuge for six first graders friday morning. >> right there by the post lantern. they were just sitting >> reporter: four girls and two boys crying and out of breath, having come from the school 100 yards away. >> what do you say to them? i said it's okay it's okay. come on with me. come on up. >> reporter: inside the retired psychologist gave them toys. and the children started talking. >> the two boys just start crying and saying, "we can't go back to s
'll go back to our top story this morning. support worldwide for the victims at sandy hook elementary. >> but first, on the front lines of a war zone, doctors reveal how newer weapons are making their job of saving lives an uphill battle. you're watching "world news now." ñ >>> the heightened discussion on gun violence has revealed some disturbing numbers. 31,000. >> that's the number of americans killed by guns just last year. that's 60 times more than the number of troops killed in iraq and afghanistan the same year. >> on the front line of this war, however, are doctors. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: skylar davis was shot before she was born. >> it went through her arms here, and the exit came out right here. it shattered her elbow bone. >> reporter: a four-pound victim shot while still in her mother's womb. just one of the countless victims caught in the american cross fire every day, in hospitals like this one in miami. jackson's rider trauma center. our ground zero in a national crisis. >> i had a woman eight months pregnant who was shot in her uterus and her brain.
, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there was serious security. police checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. parents say they have been told classes will resume in an unused middle school in the next town over some time in january. sara's 5-year-old william was across the hall from a class that was attacked. >> i'm so nervous. i'm scared and i will be frightened on the first day of school and many days after that. >> reporter: karen's son is a kindergartner. >> it's scary. i'm going to put on a brave face, march up to the door and say hello to the teacher and i'll walk away and then cry. it's all so surreal. i just -- i'm sorry. i just can't -- it's all just a nightmare. >> reporter: today, we learned about the extraordinary lengths the officials are going through to make sure the school's new home exactly replicates the atmosphere at sandy hook. look
. in connecticut the welcome sign is out for the students of sandy hook elementary. tradesmen donated skills to make needed repairs to what used to be chalk hill middle school. >> electricity, lights, bulbs andsa'rh their electricians and also, i know they're doing, changing locks and bringing furniture, i heard from sandy hook school. >> meantime, miles away, the funerals for the victims killed continued. in the morning there were separate services for two first grade victims first a hearse arrive forward a 6-year-old then, his school mate, another 6-year-old. jess yaik's mother. >> show was telling stories and just how she was a good little girl. she used to smile and stuff. she loved horses. >> just a beautiful kid. that didn't deserve to die. we just hope that something happens, that -- so this tragedy will never happen again. >> they will host manyzk5o funerals this week, today is one family leaving another group of mourners waiting to go into the church for next service. some exchanged hugs and they passed one another. >> i have never been in a situation like this. i'm watching a sea
somber day in sandy hook in 45 minutes more funerals are slated to get underway. here in the center of town, behind me the memorial has grown it extends back behind me, around the corner and far out of four more funerals will be held today for victims of friday's tragic shooting. three for children who died. >> it is hard to get your mind around it that someone so young would leave us in such a peaceful community over such a horrific event. >> reporter: teacher victoria soto will be laid to rest today. >> vicki died a hero she was protecting her children. which she loved very much. she didn't call them her students, she called them her kids. >> reporter: tuesday the sudden grim need for multiple funerals went on display in a painful new way when one serviced ined mourners left exchanging hugs with many waiting for the next service. >> i've never been in a situation like this where i'm watching a sea of people leaving a funeral for a child and another sea of people waiting at the side of the church trying to get in for the next funeral. >> reporter: students returned to school for th
>> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove onto school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front, sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after receiving threats. >> i will always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. late today the nra released its first public reaction to last week's shooting saying its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the horrific senseless murders in newtown. the organization says it stands ready to make meaningful contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> meantime, new calls for gun control laws on capitol hill today. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmaker
are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look
: billy ray cyrus, paula deen and you can help the sandy victim audience. >> steve: plus ashanti. >> brian: if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio everybody. we'll figure it out in time. fox news alert now. the president promised action. the white house announcing vice president joe biden will head an administrationwide effort to come up with legislation in the wake of the newt down massacre. what form that takes is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind o
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union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
newtown. >> reporter: hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is one of five today. tuesday saw two more children laid to remember, 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook. >> it was surreal. >> reporter: some stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, she, uhm.... -- her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there were also smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back tole school. the tragedy has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society with many now taking a new look at the issue. there is a groundswell of support in washington,
. >> 30 year-old lauren rousseau was a substitute teacher at sandy hook elementary dave commons has more details on that story. >> jill drousseau prepares to the same. his daughter was a teacher at school. as a substitute teacher she had not been given keys to the classroom. >> she did not have the keys to lock the doors on the inside. then she was killed immediately and 16 kids in her room. >> she grew up here but her family is originally from quebec. she had a boyfriend and says she was excited to be teaching at sandy hook. >> she was excited about something she could r a live in and get married and have children but that was cut short. >> earn a living. very sad. >> her car is with her dead. testifying to the power of the shooter's rifle bullet passed through the car coming through the walls and windows of the school's first all the way to the parking lot. >> school resume for new town student grief counselors on hand to help the students to see school as a safe place in spite of the attack. >> moving trucks are taking ness, books from santee elementary to a new school nearby which ha
news. we talked every day this week since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary school last friday, talking every day this week about the need to do something about gun control. and not just after sandy hook but sandy hook seems to be the tipping point after so many of the other mass cars because you saw these 6-year-old kids, angels taken away. let's talk about that. yesterday, expressing a little frustration over president obama not being very specific, yesterday, later in the day, we got some good news on several fronts in this effort to respond to the gun violence in this country in an intelligent and across-the across-the-board way. let me tell you about a couple of things that happened. maybe you don't know. one of the big prior to equity firms, serberus said they were going to drop sell, get rid of the freedom group. the freedom group includes bushmaster, incorporated, whatever it is, the people who make the bushmast ter assault rifle. they got a call from the california teachers association which has a huge huge pension program, and they tol
of friday's tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. vice president biden is going to be in charge. at the same time, the administration says it is now fully supportive of senator dianne feinstein's plans to sponsor legislation that would ban certain assault weapons and is also open to getting behind policies that would limit high-capacity magazines and also close gun show loopholes. >>> meanwhile, the national rifle association which has been silent since friday says it is going to hold a major press conference this coming friday. it released its first statement yesterday saying that it was shocked, sadden and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and says it has been laying low out of respect for the families. and as a matter of common decency. the gun lobby is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this kind of tragedy doesn't happen again. we don't know yet what that means. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. jennifer >>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "th
.s. and the very irony that we are confronted with at sandy hook is that the firearm industry's trade association, their headquarters are located just across the highway from the sandy hook elementary school, and while it is important, i also have a bill that i want to acknowledge, h.r. 6680, the firearm licensing and record of sale act of 2012, a legislation aimed at establishing a nationwide system for prohibiting unlicensed gun ownership and granting the u.s. attorney general broader authority over the program. as sad and inexplicable as the sandy hook incident is for all of us, we must be cognizant of the fact that gun violence has been terrorizing neighborhoods in chicago, detroit, houston, washington, d.c. for decades now. one of my local newspapers, the "chicago tribune," reports that at the end of the march murders in my city had spiked to almost 60%. and as of june, homicides in chicago were up almost 20% over last year. 488 murders to date. ranging from 18 months to 19 years, these are americans also shot down like dogs in the street. as i recall and exspeerns -- experience you can't es
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barden, caroline previdi. students will not return until after winter break at sandy hook. they are talking about bringing them back, and it's not possible to do. and many parents supported that as well. they will be moving when they open the school to a completely different area, different school. sandra endohas that, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. a lot of students and parents we spoke to say the first day of school was anything but a regular day, despite the goal no make sure students in huetown return return to a sense of normalcy. a lot say there were somber moments in the classrooms yesterday, as well as emotions running high and a lot of kids said police officers, grief counselors and comfort dogs to help kids adjust. they say that most of the day was spent by faculty talking to the kids about what happened and also dealing with their feelings. of course, again, the grief is just gripping this community. four more funerals today. three first graders and one heroic teacher will be laid to rest. as you mentioned, 6-year-old caroline prcar preividi, 6-year-old
will be held for sandy hook principal dawn hoc sprung. last night in pleasanton there was a big outpouring of support. dozens of people were there for a candle light vigil. this was all organized by students and parents at henry moore elementary. they also raised money for the victims and their families. >> it's really important for us to stand as one for our nation, for our kids. >> i think that folks are looking for other people who to be around. during this time. because there are -- there really are no answers. >> the money that was raised will go to the sandy hook school support fund. organizers hope to send a big donation today. >>> at 8:45 this morning. president obama will announce a white house effort to curb gun violence. president obama is putting vice president joe biden in charge of the effort. when president obama went to newtown, connecticut following the school shooting there he promised what he could do to 3re vent such tragedies in the future. >>> congress gets briefed today by the authors of a very critical report at security in benghazi. the independent panel reports th
stake in the company that makes the rifle used to kill 26 people at sandy hook elementary. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy will weigh in on that and much more. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. >>> if we in this country as americans cannot pounds. after 60 day why we need assault weapons with 30 shots in the thing, this is our fault. today the white house spokesperson jay carney said the president supports an assault weapons ban renewal. and now we're starting to see a shift in thinking. and it's happening in, of all places, corporate america. the investment firm cerberus capital management will sell its stake in the country's largest gunmaker after one of the company's guns, the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle was used to kill 26 people at sandy hook elementary. as "the new york times" reports, cerberus said that it was putting the company freedom group up for sell just hours after one of its largest investors, the california teachers pension fund said it was reviewing its relationship with the firm. the investment firm issuing this statement. it is apparent that the san
of a return to normalcy. school as part of that. >>catherine: the children of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until after christmas. moving trucks continue to empty out their building.moving equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals continued. 6-year-old jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. many wonder if it will ever really be clear why 20-year- old adam lanza did this. the fbi is trying to recover information from his hard drive.but one agent said 'the kid knew what he was doing' - referencing the fact adam apparently deliberately destroyed his hard drive to erase valuable evidence. a home search turned up no mental health medication. and authorities say lanza left no note or letter. no explanation for why he targeted innocent children. the one person who might have offered some answers - adams mot
service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support i
schools are open. sandy hook elementary is still closed. cbs reporter randall pinkston is live in newtown. another school was forced to close because of threats. >> reporter: what we know is that the students were told not to report to school this morning. authorities say they received threats, they have not given us details but they say that students were advised not to report to classes. we don't know at this point whether the school will be open tomorrow. we assume that it will. we assume that the threats have been checked out and found to be baseless. this would be the third time in the past four days that a church or school in the area has been shut down because of bogus threats. the church a roman catholic church had to shut down and so was a high school. of course, given what happened here last friday, everyone is taking every threat seriously. and they have to be checked out thoroughly before they can allow business to continue as usual. >> reporter: the coffin carrying the body of 6-year- old james mattioli left saint rose church as family and friends hugged each other in their g
the tragedigy at sandy hook. several senator and mayors have said they are at least open to reconsidering their positions. whether the promise stands the test of time, though, is yet to be seen, and one man who might be able to help us answer that question is representative jack kingston. congressman welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you governor, and it's great to be here but certainly a sad occasion but i appreciate the opportunity. >> jennifer: likewise i really appreciate your willing to come and share your ideas. you are somebody who the nra has given an a rating to. and what specific solutions are you able to put on the table to prevent this from happening again. >> what i have said is that pro-gun people should not be afraid to have this discussion and put all of the facts on the table and see what could be done to prevent it. how do we keep guns out of the hands of mentally unbalanced people appears to be a huge challenge in our society because it gets in to privacy and freedom issues, and so forth, but putting this on the table, talking about the ment
today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that could help explain his behavior. apparently, he had little contact except for his mother and he stopped speaking to his father and brother in 2010. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries
heroically with nothing in her hands. but she takes him out. >> talking about the principal at sandy hook. this is an idea that's catching on. take a look at the map. lawmakers in oklahoma, tennessee, florida, virginia, texas, minnesota, south dakota, nevada, and oregon are open to arming teachers. >> what i'm suggesting is that we have campus responders. two or three volunteers that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members. hopefully maybe prior military or prior law enforcement. but people who are trained who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force. >> the liberal blog site mother jones did a two-month investigation on this very topic. it found more guns doesn't equal fewer mass shootings. it points out, quote, america now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of nra-backed gun laws and record casualties for mass killers. the site quits dr. stephen hargarten at the medical college of wisconsin. he says, quote, armed civilians attempting to intervene are actually more likely to i
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and white ribbon hung on every school bus in memory of the victims of friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook ill iment re. it was the one school that remained closed today. instead, more funerals were held for the children who died there. mourners lined up outside of lima church not once, but twice today. first for james matieooa, and then jessica ricos. >> i can see an entire sea of people coming out of the first people. then an equal amount of people waiting on the side to get in for the second funeral. >> there will be five more funerals tomorrow including vicki sotos. she died shielding her students when the gunman came into her classroom, he told him they were in the gym. >>> you can imagine the search for a motive is proving to be very difficult. we learned the killer knew how to cover his tracks. a human right and hard drive recovered from adam lanza's home, the fbi has been unable to get any data. experts are not optimistic. they are searching credit card, e-mail and phone records for lanza and his mother and trying to reconstruct lanza's internet searches. but officials say lan
said "it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. as a firm, we are investors not statesmen or policymakers. our role is to make investments on behalf of our clients who are comprised of the pension plans of firemen teachers, policemen and other municipal workers and unions and endowments and other institutions and individuals." it seems like money talks afterall. at least in the world of private equity. now california state treasurer bill lockyer has asked the states' two largest pension funds, the teacher's pension fund and the california public employees retirement system which is the biggest pension fund in the entire country he's asked them to purge their portfolios of gun manufacturers if their products are illegal in california. for the latest on the story i'm so pleased to be able to welcome inside "the war room," california state treasurer bill lockyer joining us by telephone from hayward california.
their faith will not waiver. and the students of sandy hook elementary school will resume classes in january. the governor calling for a day of mourning. that will happen on friday. he is asking all churches will bells ring them 26 times in honor of the victims. back to you. >> rene marsh in newtown, connecticut. thank you for that. >>> two bay sisters are among the many people trying to help those effected by the connecticut school shooting. coming up their touching gesture to help those cope with grief. and very personal experience behind it. >>> we are still following an oakland investigation into a stolen truck that caught fire and that fire started another fire injuring a security guard. just look at the pictures. looks like it all started with that stolen truck. ktvu lorraine blanco has been on the story since 4:30. so what do you know about what happened out there? >> reporter: well, dave, the fire started in that stolen vehicle you were talking about. it was right about here. and spread to the building you see right there. now this morning a crew is picking up some of the wreckage ou
and with parents. principal at sandy hook shared with parents an important letter about the schools lockdown procedures, talking ho schools admitted.ents would be host: we have a question on ngfileclerk. boriongfilecler guest: schools are places for children to learn and to feel safe. they are not fortresses and prisons. we would not want to send our children to places where there would be confined. it is important to understand that school districts need to work with their local law enforcement agencies to decide for themselves whether it is important to have some kind of armed presence. oftentimes that works very well . one thing that our state associations in courage is for school boards to have an open line of communication with their local law enforcement organization so resources can be available to school districts. host: an article from "the sentinel" in new hampshire -- host: this story came out yesterday afternoon. host: that from the superintendent in the district. talk about this funding situation that school systems are facing. guest: school resource officers did not come free.
will be held for another child. >> the students who survived the mass shooting at sandy hooke elementary will return to class in the new year at a school in a neighboring town. the students will attend chalk hill school and the town of monroe but 8 mi. away from new town. chalk hill has not been used as a school since june of 2011. volunteers and town officials have been making it suitable for elementary school students. >> we are learning more this morning about the shootings. connect his medical examiner says that nancy lands the was shot in the head four times what she was asleep. if the gunmen adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the front of the head. relatives have denied that lands the attended said the cook. a school administrator and former classmate both say that he did. lance up was home school for some of his schooling. >> this state has been touched by too many gun licenses. in january of 1989 a deranged gunman stepped into the ground of clean the middle school in stock in california and fired at least 306 bullets from an ak-47 rifle across school yard. he killed f
it from happening again. mr. tonko: sure. absolutely. you know, the impact of sandy, representative garamendi, comes on the heels of last year's storm with irene and lee. a double whammy. that impacted several counties that i represent. and upstate new york was devastated. it was the loss of life, of lives. there was destruction to the public infrastructure, many businesses, farms and housing were destroyed. tremendously so. and the need to rebuild became very apparent. this year with sandy, the same sort of impact, this time in a very densely populated region of new york city, long island, and the southern portions of new york state. and so i think it's a stark reminder, a very real example, a very painful outcome that speaks to the need of investing, investing in our infrastructure. and so as we go forward there's also an opportunity to improve upon what existed at the time of these storms. for instance, in the energy networks, utility networks, we can do state of the art. we have taught other nations how to build those systems. it's time to do nation building at home. and i think
in newtown and the small village of sandy hook. all they have pulled together and provided inspiration for all of us. the governor of the state of connecticut has been incredible. sunday evening he said with winter approaching, he will forever think of these children when gentles knows it begin to fall -- when gentle snows begin to fall as individual snowfalls. he went to talk about the spring and how newtown and sandy hook and the state of connecticut will recover and the flowers will come up and we will think of these children again. but they will always be in our memory. we have a special responsibility as elected members of congress. pen in pad, writing what you do during your moment of service in the united states congress. it is time for the congress to act. i am proud of mike taking on this responsibility and the coronation and the short and long-term efforts. we will act. and with that we will take questions. >> speaker boehner has a plan to keep taxes low for those earning under $1 million a year. and that type of plan gain any support from house democrats? >> which plan is th
've had a number of those. katrina stands in our minds, but irene and on and on it goes -- sandy being the latest. and this one was truly of monumental proportion and create add lot of damage. and, therefore, a federal response is needed and necessary, if we're going to begin to have an adequate recovery, get people back too work and back in their homes, businesses up and growing again and working. and the bill that is currently on the floor for us here attem attempts to do that. now, some of us were somewhat staggered by the initial number, $60.4 billion. that may not be enough. that may be too much. but in the short amount of time that we've had to try to put all the estimates together in terms of what might be needed, what we have -- senate republican appropriations members attempted to do is separate that from what is immediately needed -- immediate laid being from the time of the storm through march 27 -- to attend to those first responders, those initial responses that need to take place, the whole raft of things that run the gamut from debris cleanup to repairing damaged and flo
nothing. >> ifill: instead, in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, mr. obama said, "this time, the words need to lead to action" on gun violence. >> the vast majority of responsible law abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible law breaking few from buying a weapon of war. i'm willing to bet that they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas. there is a big chunk of space between what the 2nd amendment means and having no rules at all. >> reporter: to that end, the president announced vice president biden and an administration team will craft recommendations on everything from gun laws to mental health, to be sent to congress by january. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks will be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task-- the pull together real reforms right now. >> ifill: the president bristled at a suggestion that he took little act
. as the details mounted, left hartford to go to noun, and to the firehouse in sandy hook. i arrived there as a public official, but what i saw was through the eyes of a parent. the firehouse in sandy hook is where parents went to find out if their children were okay. the way they found out was that their children appeared or they didn't. and after a while, some of the children came, some were reunited with the parents there or at the school, and their parents took them home, and others did not. i will live forever with the sights and sounds of those parents as they emerged from the firehouse. the cries and sobbing, cries of grief and anguish, the look on those faces, the murderer blasted his way into the elementary school in sandy hook armed with a bush haven'ter ar-15, an assault rifle. a 10-millimeter glock pistol, and a nine millimeter sig sauer, and with multiple magazines, filled with ten, 15, 30 rounds, hundreds of rounds, that he used in an execution style massacre. wayne car very, the state medical examiner for connecticut, has been on that job for more than 30 years. he has
hurricane sandy you can see why rates are going down. it will produce a ton of jobs as spending has been held back while we waited for washington. certainty beckons and you want to be involved in the markets ahead of the certainty. that is why this is a rally in anticipation of certainty. hence why the banks are going higher. and they can loan out your money what you were getting on your cds and your savings account. which brings me to gold. lots of people think when you buy gold, you do it because inflation is about that. i think the recent move down in gold confirms that interest rates are going higher. gold may have yet further to fall. i still like gold. so to sum it up, you are asking what the heck is this market doing running up ahead of a no deal near term? the markets are telling us we will only get some agreement on the budget and taxes. sure, our debt will get downgraded like it did last year, but maybe that is the price our government is willing to pay to get this economy moving again. here is the bottom line, it looks like they are rising above politics and it looks like they
, the grieving town of newtown, connecticut has gathered to bury more victims of the sandy hook elementary shootings. five funerals today for two teachers and three children. the funerals for the victims are drawing in mourners from across the country. yesterday hundreds showed up to remember school principal dawn hochsprung who died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school last friday. >>> the search for a motive behind the shootings is difficult. investigators hope the computer and hard drive recovered at gunman's home would shed light on the reason for the massacre. but the 20-year-old adam lanza deliberately smashed his electronic devices into so many small pieces that the fbi lab is unable to retrieve any data. investigators will continue to search through lanza's cell phone and credit card records. >>> two bay area gun buy-backs last weekend were so successful that one city needs more money to pay for it. people turned in about 600 firearms in oakland and san francisco expecting $200 catch for each one. the san francisco megaboys including had to hand out ious after
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